9 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

9 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

9 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Manila, Luzon

3
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Streets of Barangaroo, Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck, Victoria's Basement, and other attractions. There's still lots to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, shop like a local with Queen Victoria Building, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip builder website .

Manila, Philippines to Sydney is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Philippines Time (PHT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Manila in August, expect Sydney to be cooler, temps between 22°C and 11°C. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Nightlife Tours Parks

Side Trip

Auburn Botanic Gardens
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Susannah Place Museum ©
Susannah Place Museum
The Strand Arcade ©
The Strand Arcade

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Art Gallery of Ballarat and Australian Centre for the Moving Image. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park and Royal Arcade. Change things up with a short trip to RAAF Museum in Point Cook (about 38 minutes away). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, look for gifts at Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and buy something for everyone on your list at Emporium Melbourne.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne tour builder website .

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in August: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 16°C and lows are around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery, McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park, RAAF Museum, Art Gallery of Ballarat
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Art Gallery of Ballarat ©
Art Gallery of Ballarat
McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park ©
ArtVo ©
ArtVo

2
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in August; daily highs in Sydney reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Westfield Bondi Junction
Find places to stay Aug 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Jewish Museum ©
Sydney Jewish Museum
Anzac Memorial ©
Anzac Memorial
Opal Minded ©
Opal Minded

Similar Plans

12 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 13 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 11 days in Greater Melbourne BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 11 days in Australia BY A USER FROM INDIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 11 days in Melbourne & Sydney BY A USER FROM HONG KONG October, kids, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, kids, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 11 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA May, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Sydney & Melbourne BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE June, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Sydney & New Zealand BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans